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Victor Bui and Kristi Shuton manage the Disney | ABC Writing and Directing Programs, contributing to identifying and cultivating talent, providing creative guidance, and professional development. Adrienne C. Thomas oversees all department logistics, and coordinates outreach efforts and selection of the writers. Amanda Toney is the Managing Director of Stage 32, the world’s largest platform for connecting and educating film creatives and is also a working actor, producer and screenwriter. Full Bio »
Victor Bui, Kristi Shuton & Adienne C. Thomas are on the Disney | ABC Creative Talent Development & Inclusion Team where they oversee the Writing and Directing Programs. We discuss what writing programs and fellowships, writer development, and how to create a personal brand/story, plus a live Q&A!
Stage 32's Amanda Toney leads a 1 hour conversation with the Disney | ABC Writing & Directing Program team, discussing what makes a writer stand out from the crown, how to put together the best application for writing programs, how to develop a personal brand and story, and how to develop writers. All before taking live questions from the Writers' Room members.
The Executive Hour
Sebastian is currently a partner in Circus Road Films after working in development at Paramount, and at Touchstone, the TV division of Disney and ABC.We'll discuss the business + a live Q&A!
Devon got his start as a Development Exec at Ideate Entertainment before launching the management company, First Friday Entertainment, last year with Krista Sipp. We discuss what makes a writer stand out to reps, trends in film and TV, writer voice and standing out, & more, plus a live Q&A!
Justine Wentzell, former lead of MarVista's Acquisitions & Co-Productions team, will discuss the current feature market, including alternative avenues like TV movies, plus a live Q&A!
Zero Gravity Management is a progressive entertainment company whose strength lies in the development and representation of screenwriters, directors, and actors. ZG Management maintains a list of some of the industry's most established professionals in all arenas.
Christian Sander is The Director of Development for Pensé Productions - we have a fun hour long conversation with Christian about the craft and business.
One of the most respected agents in the business, Adam Van Dusen of Gersh will discuss the agent/screenwriter relationship, how to break in, industry trends and more! Live Q&A to follow!